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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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As many know, Colorado has endless miles of great riding roads. I along with my wife, took off for a 5-day trip with my sister and brother-in-law on their Harley. On day 3 I had an unfortunate encounter with a bear. I credit the wing's airbag for being able to stay on the bike and get it stopped upright. The bear didn't fare so well. Besides some bruises we are fine. The bike, well you can imagine. It would have been much worse had I dumped it since we were going 60 mph at the time. Shame on us for driving into the night anywhere in Colorado. Lesson learned.

This was our first major trip since I bought the bike in May. I have knee and hip problems. I need highway pegs. But it seems it would be uncomfortable with the edge of the fairing. I would appreciate any who has experience and/or recommendations. It may be quite a while before I have mine back home, but I am already thinking ahead. Another issue I want to resolve is more storage.

On another note, I am a long time ST rider. The ST has been parked since I acquired the wing. Tonight I got her out for a spin around the block. I can't get over the difference. I am not sure I want to adjust again. I loved the ST for all the many years I have ridden one, but since I have put a couple thousand miles on the wing, I think I am sold now.

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I have the kury ergo 3 with the mini-boards. Having short legs, I had the same concern. After getting to give them a feel on a trike it felt great. After a lot of patience and trials in adjusting them, I have them dialed in for me and work great.
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Glad you and your wife didn't receive any major injuries. I have Ergo II pegs on mine, the edge of the fairing isn't too bad.
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Great news that you guys are okay. Sad news about the Wing, but that stuff can always be repaired or replaced.


Do you have a bearskin rug now???
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Glad to hear that you're Ok. Hitting any large animal and only getting minor injuries is pretty lucky.

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Great news that you guys are okay. Sad news about the Wing, but that stuff can always be repaired or replaced.


Do you have a bearskin rug now???
Not even a claw! Thought about it afterwards though.

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Glad you are ok! Second, glad you enjoyed the new wing! Haven’t tried any pegs yet.


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Glad you are OK
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Glad to hear you kept the bike upright. I bet you and the wife were thrilled.

I previously pulled a trailer. But the last few trips, I've used a Kury hitch rack and T-bag. I've taken a grandson for two weeks to Black Hills and Cody. Carried rain gear and cold weather clothing, too. Pack right and its no problem.
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